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Articles from the March 6, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Brock pleads 'not guilty' to gambling charges

Lavina “Lovey” Brock, 68, of Wrangell, pleaded not guilty to four counts of promoting illegal gambling Tuesday before Wrangell First District Magistrate Chris Ellis. Brock, a prominent member of the local community, had been charged with... Full story

 

Fire destroys incubation room at Crystal Lake Hatchery

PETERSBURG – The incubation building and the generator shed at the Crystal Lake Hatchery were both destroyed in an early morning fire Tuesday. Petersburg firefighters responded and fought the blaze... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Parnell visits Wrangell to discuss education, budget

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell was in Wrangell Monday to discuss his proposed election-year education reforms with teachers and meet with select borough officials. Parnell also answered questions about a... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 12, 1914: Mr. Matheson is in receipt of a letter on a late boat from the Forest Supervisor, Mr. Weigle at Ketchikan, in which he states that the Forestry Department was working for a $4,000...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Borough releases institute property prospectus

Borough officials have officially released a six-page summary of their hopes for the Wrangell Institute Property. The prospectus, which is designed to attract as many potential developers as possible, estimates the property’s worth at $1,625,000,...

 

Police reports

Monday, February 24 Citizen Assist. Report of a MVA. Person reported being harassed. Leah Liukkonen, 50, is being charged with PTRP. Tuesday, February 25 Dance permit issued. Report of dead raven. Title 47. Officer and FD responded to welfare check....

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 6, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

By Representative Peggy Wilson Hello and welcome to Peggy’s Corner of the House. It was great to be able to get to Ketchikan to meet with folks. It did my heart good! The sunshine that Ketchikan enjoyed followed me to Juneau and now I’m enjoying...

 

Courts

February 28 Larry Aitken, 41, appeared before Wrangell Magistrate Judge Chris Ellis on charges of Criminal Mischief, Assault in the 4th Degree and Resisting/Interfering with Arrest – Risk of Injury. The Defendant entered a guilty plea. He was...

 

Obituary: Louis A. Thompson, 77

Louis A. Thompson, 77, died on Jan. 8, 2014, in Palm Springs. He was born to Agnes Rose Young and Louis Thompson on July 21, 1936, in Kasaan. Mr. Thompson was raised in Kasaan and was given two Haida... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I want to tell the people of this community that I absolutely loved the time I was here in Wrangell. I have met so many wonderful and friendly folks here. Where else could one take a walk on the dock and end up in conversation with...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Chautauqua lecture will focus on forest attitudes

A recently completed survey shows Wrangellites value recreational uses for the Tongass Forest more than other uses. Britta Schroeder, formerly of the Wrangell Ranger District, but now living and working in Denali Forest Park and Preserve, will...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Green dot campaign strives to raise violence awareness

A campaign targeting the issue of interpersonal violence in Wrangell will pick up steam this month. Today and tomorrow, patrons of the Stikine Inn Coffee Shop may notice a small green sticker on the side of their morning pick-me-up, as well as a...

 

2013 Alaska salmon harvest breaks record with historic number of pink salmon

JUNEAU (AP) – 2013 was a year for the record books, with Alaska seeing the largest salmon harvest ever with more than 272 million fish caught in total. The huge harvest was powered by an incredible number of pink salmon, Alaska’s smallest and...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Evergreen participates in national read-a-thon

Spines cracked and pages turned Friday at Evergreen Elementary school. Fortunately, the only spines cracked were those of books. Guest readers in the form of parents and other relatives showed up to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 6, 2014

Fish Factor

Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, US policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean. Any kid’s chemistry set will show that big changes are occurring in seawater throughout the...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Auxiliary purchases new fluid warmer for WMC

The Wrangell Medical Center just got a little warmer. As part of the hospital's ongoing pursuit of a Level IV Trauma Center certification, which officials say could both enhance treatment and open up...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Swim club event raises more than $1,500

Sentinel writer Youthful swimmers were hard at it in the lanes of the public pool Saturday. More than a casual weekend dip, the swimmers were in the pool to raise money as part of the Wrangell Swim...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 6, 2014

Sales tax committee recommends increasing tax cap

PETERSBURG­ – The sales tax ordinance committee will recommend to the borough assembly an increase of the sales tax cap from $1200 to $1500 and to limit senior exemptions to full-time Petersburg residents. The mission of the committee is to simpli...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Wrangellite celebrates third generation of Baha'i service

Sydney Reed had looked forward to the trip to Israel from the time she was a young girl. She wasn't expecting an impromptu marriage proposal shortly after arriving. The proposal was based in part on a...

 

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